- Netflix’s holiday comedy Best. Christmas. Ever! stars Heather Graham and Brandy Norwood as two reunited longtime frenemies.
- Graham relates to her Scrooge-like character, while Norwood connects with her character’s festive and optimistic nature.
- By the end of the film, Graham’s character learns to embrace the good things in life and let go of negativity.
Netflix’s Best. Christmas. Ever! is a holiday comedy that revolves around two long-separated frenemies, played by Heather Graham and Brandy Norwood, who are brought back together during the festive season. Norwood’s Jackie character is a cheerful, positive person, whereas Graham’s Charlotte is self-critical and less enthused about Christmas. Both actresses felt a connection to their respective characters, which they talk about in an interview with MovieWeb.
Norwood said of her character, “She has a bubbly, positive outlook on life, and just tries to find the good in everything.” Graham, who sees herself as “kind of a Scrooge,” found the movie relatable for the opposite reason: “I can relate to my character comparing herself to other people and being hard on herself. I always aspire to have a more positive attitude like Brandy’s character, but I’m not always 100% successful with that.”
As expected in a holiday film, there is a lesson to be learned and a satisfying conclusion. Graham appreciates the journey her character takes, saying, “I love the end [where she lets] go of her negativity to really embrace all the good things in her life.”
Best. Christmas. Ever! is directed by Mary Lambert, who has an extensive background in directing music videos and films. In an interview with ScreenRant, Graham praised Lambert as a “trailblazer female director” and emphasized their enjoyable collaboration on the movie.
A Castle for Christmas, another Netflix holiday film, was also directed by Lambert in 2021. Best. Christmas. Ever!, which is based on an original story by Charles Shyer and Todd Calgi Gallicano, co-stars Jason Biggs and Matt Cedeño and is now streaming on Netflix.